Tuesday, March 18, 2014

KITCHEN NOTES

First I want to start out by saying that I wish I had more time to devote to my blog.  I know it must feel neglected at times, sitting quietly waiting in the corner for some attention.  Day to day it's just not the squeaky wheel.  

Hats off to those bloggers who can seemingly do it all.   I cannot.

For the upcoming month of April, my shop theme is going to be......

Bakery Treats and Sweets

Yes, I know, more sugary goodies.  My dolls love their pastries, cakes and pies.  So that's what's in store for April 15th. I will have a complete list up on my blog in the beginning of April.


HISTORICAL FOCUS


This past February I devoted the entire month to doing just foods for historical dolls. There were foods from the colonial era up the the 1970's.   It was incredibly fun to research and create, melding together ideas drawn from some of American Girl's historical book series and also from popular every day foods from each of the eras.   I have realized though, that one month wasn't enough. Not even close.  Each era and each doll truly need a fuller, more detailed focus.  So in the coming year I plan to do just that.
More details to follow soon.



AND THE AWARD GOES TO...


Recently I was doubly honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award by fellow friends and bloggers  Steampunk Addie  and Among the Dolls .
This award started in Germany a few years back for new bloggers- as a way to help promote their sites and just all around generate warm internet fuzzies, if such a thing exists.  In German, Liebster generally translates to dearest, most beloved, etc.

The rules:  post the award on your blog, answer the 11 questions posted by the person who nominated you, then nominate your favorite blogs.... asking them in turn a different set of 11 questions.


Here goes:

The questions for me....


  1. What is your favorite toy ever made?     Scrabble
  2. What is your favorite toy you ever had?    Barbies
  3. What is your favorite color?  red
  4. What is your favorite scent? jasmine blooming
  5. What is your favorite moving picture?    West Side Story
  6. If you could time travel, when and where?   beginning of the universe (if there was one at all)
  7. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who?   Abraham Lincoln
  8. What event in history would you change, and why?  The assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  I always wonder how this country might have evolved otherwise.  
  9. Are you a geek, or a nerd?   Geek
  10. What would be your superpower if you could choose? time travel
  11. What would be your supername be?  Teresa   ;) 

Blogs I am nominating:

Le Blog de Sabine et ses Amis


Questions for them.....and for anyone else reading this, feel free to answer!

1. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
2. What is the most frivolous thing you own?
3. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop lollipop?
4. What is your least favorite word?
5. Where do you wish you could be right now?
6.  Name one 20th century invention that will be obsolete within the next 20 years.
7.  Use one word to describe your favorite place.
8.  Why?
9.  What is your favorite time of the year?
10. What is the one skill you wish you had that seems to come naturally to some others?
11. Name the one person who has inspired you the most.

Thanks again ladies, for the nomination.




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

UPDATED MENU FOR MARCH

As always, items will be available in my Etsy shop on a first come first served basis at 12:00 noon EST. I list all new items on the 15th of each month.

Please note: Plates and dishes or serving pieces are not included unless specifically indicated otherwise.

Quantities that will be available are in parenthesis, followed by the prices.

Foods for March 15th....and away we go~


Grilled Cheese Lunch Set    (2)   20.00
-two grilled cheese halves cut lengthwise
-twelve golden fish crackers 
-cup of cherry-aid drink
-pear






Sub Sandwich Lunch Set  (3)  20.00
-ham & cheese sub sandwich
-twelve golden fish crackers
-apple
-cup of milk





Sub Sandwich Lunch Set (2)  20.00
-ham & cheese sub sandwich- end piece
-twelve golden fish crackers
-apple
-cup of milk




Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Lunch Set  (2)  22.00
-tomato soup in glass bowl
-two grilled cheese halves cut lengthwise
-twelve golden fish crackers
-cup of milk
-chocolate chip cookie





Molded Cherry Gelatin  (3)  14.00





Funfetti Pink Party Cake with Two Slices  (1)   28.00




Oreo Cake with Two Slices  (1)  31.00





Girl Scout Cookie Assortment  Set Of Ten  (20)   16.00




Danish Butter Cookie Assortment   (10)   8.50





Milk & Cookies For Two Set   (15)  14.00
-two Oreos
-two chocolate chip cookies
-two Nutter Butter cookies 
-two cups of milk








Pink Frosted & Sprinkled Brownies Set of Three (8)  7.50




Brownies in a Pan (pan included)  (1)   17.00

All brownies are removable from the pan.
Set comes with:

-metal pan
-nine rectangular individual brownies to serve
-one long "uncut" brownie




-plate is not included


Brownie Sundaes Set of Two   (4)  14.00







Chocolate Covered Gourmet Pretzels Set of Five  (5)   7.00






White Chocolate Pretzels with Dot Sprinkles Set of Six  (8)   9.50



Chocolate Pecan & Caramel Turtles Set of Three  (5)   13.00





Marshmallow Chicks Set of Three  (9)  8.50




Marshmallow Bunnies set of Three  (3)  8.50




White Chocolate Bunny Sets  (8) 7.00
-Mommy bunny
-two "baby" bunnies





Chocolate Bunny Sets   (9) 7.00
-Mommy bunny
-two "baby" bunnies





Whole Pizza  (2)    19.00



Pizza Slice Set of Two   (12)  4.75





Spring Candy Set  (10)  17.00

-two marshmallow bunnies
-fifteen gummy bears
-six gummy worms
-three chocolate baby bunnies





Chocolate Ganache Cake with Two Slices (1)  23.50





School of Twelve Swedish Fish (5)  6.00






Thanks for looking.  And if you have any questions or need clarification on any of the items, I am always happy to field queries.

Teresa

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MENU LIST for MARCH

March Madness


For this month I decided it would be fun to rebel a little, ditching a usual monthly "theme", and instead baking up a bit of this and a bit of that.  Whatever I fancied, really.    Unfortunately I won't be offering any Easter basket sets this year.  There will be candies and bunnies and other springtime goodies though on the menu to satisfy those with Easter on their minds.   

As usual items will be available in my Etsy shop on a first come first served basis, at 12:00 noon EST on the 15th.  Quantities that will be available are in parenthesis, followed by the prices.   I will add a few additional items to this list as the 15th approaches.   Pictures and more detailed descriptions to follow next week.



Grilled Cheese Lunch Set    (2)   20.00
-grilled cheese halves cut lengthwise
-golden fish crackers
-cup of cherry drink
-pear

Sub Sandwich Lunch Set  (5)  20.00
-ham & cheese sub sandwich
-golden fish crackers
-apple
-cup of milk

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Lunch Set  (2)  22.00
-tomato soup in glass bowl
-grilled cheese halves cut lengthwise
-golden fish crackers
-cup of milk
-chocolate chip cookie

Molded Cherry Gelatin  (3)  14.00
Funfetti Pink Party Cake with Two Slices  (1)   28.00
Oreo Cake with Two Slices  (1)  31.00
Girl Scout Cookie Assortment    (20)   16.00
Danish Butter Cookie Assortment   (10)   8.50

Milk & Cookies For Two Set   (15)  14.00
-two Oreos
-two chocolate chip cookies
-two Nutter Butter cookies 
-two cups of milk

Pink Frosted & Sprinkled Brownies Set of Three (8)  7.50
Brownies in a Pan (pan included)  (1)   17.00
Brownie Sundaes Set of Two   (4)  14.00
Chocolate Covered Gourmet Pretzels Set of Five  (5)   7.00
White Chocolate Pretzels with Dot Sprinkles Set of Six  (8)   9.50
Chocolate Pecan & Caramel Turtles Set of Three  (5)   13.00
Marshmallow Chicks Set of Three  (9)  8.50

White Chocolate Bunny Sets  (8)  8.50
-Mommy bunny
-two "baby" bunnies

Chocolate Bunny Sets   (8)  8.50
-Mommy bunny
-two baby bunnies

Whole Pizza  (2)    19.00
Pizza Slice Set of Two   (12)  4.75